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November 19th, 2020

CCA and ICCSD return to virtual learning

Significant increase in COVID-19 cases leads to online school through Thanksgiving break

JOHNSON COUNTY– It’s back to online learning for Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) students.
Students in the Clear Creek Amana Community School District returned to all-online learning after the district shifted back to virtual education on Sunday, Nov. 8.

November 10th

Local election turnout tops 86%

Incumbent supervisors maintain seats

IOWA CITY– Most of the people have spoken.
A whopping 86.11 percent of Johnson County’s registered voters cast ballots in the Nov. 3 General Election, according to updated information posted by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office Nov. 5.
A summary of the results reported 84,161 of the county’s 97,739 registered voters took part in the election.
Just over 72 percent of the votes were received as absentee ballots.
The auditor’s office handled 60,897 absentee ballots, while 23,264 people voted on election day, according to unofficial results.

Council hears appeal

Disagreement on code interpretation goes before council Lindemann didn’t want “rotten potato with new skin”

SOLON– City council members ended up siding with the official they hired to be the expert.
During a Nov. 4 meeting, the Solon’s City Council filled in as a board of appeals to decide a disagreement between the city’s building inspector and the remodeler of a building across from City Hall.
At issue was the building permit for 112 N. Iowa St. and whether code requirements for sprinkler systems and existing second-story openings applied.

UTV rollover injures adult, child near Solon

SOLON– A rural Johnson County man and a 9-year-old child were injured after a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) rolled over Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7, just south of Solon.

Solon Centennial Lions Club promotes health literacy

SOLON– November is National Diabetes Month, a time for awareness in our community. The Solon Centennial Lions Club is promoting health literacy through a $400 donation to the Solon Community School District. These funds will be used to purchase books about diabetes for each of the four Solon school libraries. Thousands of children and young adults are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes every year; learning about diabetes at any age is important for awareness and a possible early diagnosis.

Spartans fall

Waukon clamps down on Solon offense in 24-8 loss

WAUKON– It’s hard to win a football game without the offense scoring any points.
Despite opportunities, Solon’s varsity football team could only find the end zone once against Waukon, when Gage Marty picked up an Indian fumble and rumbled 25 yards across the goal line.
The Spartans were eliminated from the Class 2A football playoffs after a 24-8 loss to the Indians in Waukon Friday, Nov. 6.

The show must go on

CCA’s drama dept. makes major shift for fall play to abide by COVID-19 restrictions

TIFFIN– Improvisation is a skill actors must learn, and comes in handy when fellow actors forget their lines. But what happens when a worldwide pandemic still has a firm grip, resulting in a host of restrictions and limitations; and your best-scripted plan for a fall play doesn’t fit?
You improvise.

Liberty volleyball makes history again

2nd state tourney appearance nets 2nd place trophy

CEDAR RAPIDS– Liberty High School’s varsity volleyball program is only four years old, so when it comes to making school history, it’s something of a routine.
Except the “Bolts” have written an entire new chapter with their second consecutive state tournament appearance.

Trojan-Bolts lock up state swimming spots, Raiders post personal records

Iowa City West High-Liberty High and Williamsburg-CCA compete in Regional Swimming and Diving Meet at Linn-Mar

MARION– The Iowa City West High-Liberty High girls swimming and diving team reigned supreme at a regional swimming and diving meet Saturday, Nov. 7 at Linn-Mar High School in Marion. The Trojan-Bolts won the meet, one of seven held across the state without spectators, and secured state meet spots in the process while winning nine events and posting runner-up finishes in three more.

CCA returns to virtual learning

Significant increase in COVID-19 cases leads to online school through Nov. 23

OXFORD– Students in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District have returned to all-online learning after the district shifted back to virtual education on Sunday, Nov. 8.